at: 14th, December 2015
have always been very into all forms of
electronic music, I really like how you
can have so much chaos be cut so dry with
just a touch of calm."
1. Since your inception in
2012, you`ve released 6 recordings. How would you
characterize the development of your band during these 3
years? What are your greatest achievements and downfalls?
It's pretty crazy to think
its been that long. We've
always created music that we enjoy, we enjoy playing music
together, lots has happened, our sound has changed in many
directions, from our recordings, to our live performances,
we see no reason to hold back. I guess just being able to
continue to release new music is a huge accomplishment, our
songs may have short running time, but they're extremely
difficult to compose, well at least we'd like to think that.
Downfalls are just part of getting to where you want to be,
this past year has been very difficult, but the band seems
to be level, obviously though we have our problems.
2. You have described your
music as a mixture of black metal, grindcore and Noise. What
are some other genres of metal or non-metal that you listen
to and what particular styles can you just not listen to?
We all listen to a large
range of music, sometimes we joke that we may be the only
metal band who doesn't listen to metal together. Im very
into Avant-Garde music, whether classical or contemporary i
thoroughly enjoy bands like Dodheimsgard, Sigh, Deathspell
Omega or some more unconventional artist like John Zorn or
Duke Ellington. We listen to lots of hip hop and electronic
music as well, which is where we tend to borrow from for our
noise influences. Ive
recently been into the Haxan Cloak and am a huge fan of the
DJ burial. None
of us really practice musical elitism, I think speaking for
all of us, all music has a place, but if i had to pick one
genre of music that makes me cringe, Pop Country is pretty
awful, I'm not sure if their confused, but its fucking
3. I am curious to know
more things about your debut CD. Tell us something about the
main idea of the 7 tracks. Where did you record? Did you
have any problems in studio and all sorts of interesting
details for our readers?
You know, the 7 songs things
wasn't really planned, It was literally all we had once our
engineer and label owner Noel Mueller hit us up about doing
a record that we even began writing.
I guess you could say Romantic Love was actually
created completely for that objective, To do an album with
was tough, we toured, then immediately started writing right
up until Noel came from Baltimore to Pittsburgh to record
has a great business model that engages the band with the
label, through the process of Noel actually recording,
mixing, and mastering the final effort, the intimate setting
that was created helped us a lot, I live in a large house
with brick walls, so we did it all in one day, about 13
hours tracked live. It was hell, but we had quite the party
when all was said and done.
4. Talking about the
album, you’ve added some elements, like soundscapes and
atmospheric effects in the context of a grander musical
scope. How much significant do they have on the music
I like to call that stuff the
"pickled ginger" or a cleanser of sorts.
I have always been very into all forms of electronic
music, I really like how you can have so much chaos be cut
so dry with just a touch of calm.
It really gives me chills sometimes. The band Knelt
Rote is another band i think does the contrast of brutal and
atmospheric well, and I could say they sort of gave me more
comfindence in adding tracks like that to our albums. We've
only recently been able to actually perform with noise as
well, which I really enjoy.
5. Who would you say are
the biggest influences impacting the music of Denditric
Arbor, both as a band and you individually?
Our friends for some reason
continuer to support us, It blows my mind, but i would say
first and foremost just anyone who listens to our stuff.
It really means something to me when i meet people
who actually care, because I'm also one of those fans. Our
friends also have bands that are incredible, and push us to
be better every day.
6. You´ve just came back
from a intense TOUR. Any fun stories, band fights, stage
fuckups? Which bands that you toured with have been the
Ahhhhh, yes, the tour.
It was incredible, and very very intense. We got to
tour with our homies in Maruta, which was by far our
favorite run of shows as a band.
Really awesome to share the stage with such rad
dudes, and the crowds were intense every night.
Going from our first tour to this, its night and day,
which i fucking love because it shows progress. Of course
their were band fights, some serious legal issues, and the
occasional free bag of pot, but I can say that our New
Orleans experience took the cake.
We actually planned a day off after our show at
Sisters in Christ with Witch Burial, so we rented a hotel
room, and started the day off drunk as fuck. 15 Oyster Po-boys later and about 24 beers each, we ended up
at an Agnostic Front show at the bar Siberia, our drummer
was blacked out and mine as well have been asleep, but Adam
(guitar) and I party very hard, ended up letting the dudes
in Down roll a blunt on my hand (hey Pat!) and ended up
partying with a good friend named Carl who drove us all over
the french quarter. Woke
up with one of the worst hangovers I've ever experienced.
7. Not sure if you are a
drinker, but when playing live do you withhold drinking some
beers until you’re finished playing live or do you get
loaded before you go on? What is the most difficult part of
Yea, well all drink, way to
much, haha. A
lot of times we all agree not to drink more than a beer
before we play, but that rule is broken more than it is
obeyed. I'd say we smoke much more herb than drink.
Screaming and playing the guitar is the bane of my
existence, I'm not old, only 30, but it takes everything out
8. Now you are about to
release a new EP. How did you approach this new
recording compared to the debut LP, as far as the writing
and recording was concerned?
We really just had a chance
to record with a friend, Dave Cerminara, it was a struggle,
but we wrote those songs in a tight timeframe.
I think the express more of our grind sound, but
thats what keeps it interesting.
9. By now you have
received, as I have seen, positive reviews from the press.
What response do did you get from the fans not only there in
The States but abroad?
Well, this last tour finally
showed some fruits of our labor.
We have played plenty of show to none, and recently
played some show to larger crowds.
I think people, even extreme elite music fans have a
hard time consuming and digesting what we are doing,
We don't want to push anyone away, but we can't
compromise being strange musicians.
I like when people talk bout our more eclectic
material, and as for aboard, we have had a lot of online
sales to countries all over the world, and hope to find out
what they think this summer as we are attempting to book
Europe and Japan.
10. If DENDITRIC ARBOR was
an odour, what the fuck could it be?
It would be the smell of dank
11. How long do you think
you can continue to keep this going for and why do you feel
the type of grindcore that you play is the best kind out
there? Any newer bands you like or do you prefer to stay
rooted in the ’80s/’90s scene?
Until I'm broke past a point
of no return, which seems to be the case almost everyday.
We are taking a break this winter to save cash for
summer tour, but we will continue to play until death i
suppose, maybe make a revival tour when we're like 60, thats
the cool thing to do now right?
I don't think our "type" of grindcore is
better or worse, I just wasn't exactly raised on the
traditional stuff, i mean yeah i listened to Terrorizer,
Napalm Death, Carcass and Brutal Truth, but at the same time
i was listening to Jazz, hip hop, and tons of electronic
stuff, so i just don't really attempt to recreate anything,
it's already been done.
12. How much time do you
spend on the band both physically but also mentally each
day? Is it worth all the time and effort in the end?
I've been struggling slightly
with some mental issues, and running a band isn't exactly
easy on the mind.
I seems to be a worthless most of the time, but then
again when its all said and done and you remove yourself
from the bullshit, it's easy to vindicate the struggle.
13. OK man, I would like
to thank you for your time and help, please add some words
to the end of this interview.
Added words eh? well i hope
we all understand that most things are trivial compared to
the hardships endured by people less fortunate, so next time
you judge, try and put yourself in their shoes.